Rather then buy TWO containers of black pepper (whole AND ground) I used a drill (or even an ice pick used CAREFULLY would do) to punch a hole into a dollar store pepper mill I bought. They are sealed so you can't just open them and I needed whole peppers or my pickling project. I just place a piece of tape over the hole (I call it the 'pepperotomy') to use it as a grinder again.
Simple solution to get both types of pepper consistencies for recipes.
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